Tag Archive: pollution

Research brief: Latrobe Valley soil contamination some of the worst in the world

March 30, 2021 12:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Latrobe Valley soil contamination some of the worst in the world

Researchers report gaseous elemental mercury observations from Churchill, in the heart of the Latrobe Valley’s coal power generation fleet from June of 2013. Mercury values both day and night were significantly higher than the Southern Hemispheric average values.

Research brief: Unlocking the keys to ocean literacy

March 8, 2021 1:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Unlocking the keys to ocean literacy

As part of the Future Seas project, this paper summarizes knowledge and perspectives on ocean literacy from a range of disciplines, including but not exclusive to marine biology, socio-ecology, philosophy, technology, psychology, oceanography and human health.

UMELB01: TRENDS OF FOSSIL FUEL AND POLLUTANT EMISSIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN CITIES BASED ON SATELLITE DATA AND MACHINE LEARNING

August 24, 2020 2:40 pm Published by Comments Off on UMELB01: TRENDS OF FOSSIL FUEL AND POLLUTANT EMISSIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN CITIES BASED ON SATELLITE DATA AND MACHINE LEARNING

In this project the student will apply a new algorithm to map the expansion of cities across Southeast Asia. Combining this with proxies of energy consumption and fossil fuel emission the student will establish trends in regional emissions and project these emission trends into the future.

UNSW07: Identifying the cumulative burden of air pollution on human health in a climate changed Australia

July 19, 2019 7:00 am Published by Comments Off on UNSW07: Identifying the cumulative burden of air pollution on human health in a climate changed Australia

This project will explore different methods of assessing cumulative exposure to air pollution in order to make suggestions as to how we might best make policy recommendations that protect the health of all Australians, including vulnerable communities.

Kelp’s record journey exposes Antarctic ecosystems to change

July 15, 2018 1:00 am Published by Comments Off on Kelp’s record journey exposes Antarctic ecosystems to change

When Chilean researcher Dr Erasmo Macaya from Universidad de Concepción and Centro IDEAL stumbled upon foreign kelp washed up on an Antarctic beach, he knew he had found something significant. Research by an international, multidisciplinary team of scientists reveals just how important that finding was.

Climate change to worsen Eastern Australia’s winter pollution

July 10, 2018 1:19 am Published by Comments Off on Climate change to worsen Eastern Australia’s winter pollution

Asthmatics and those affected by polluted environments living around major cities along Australia’s east coast could find life much harder over the next 50 years as stronger inversion layers caused by climate change trap more pollution.